News 2.3.2017 03:09 pm

Four arrested following foiled cash-in-transit heist

The swift reaction by the police resulted in the arrest of the four suspects within an hour of the incident. Photos: Limpopo Police.

The swift reaction by the police resulted in the arrest of the four suspects within an hour of the incident. Photos: Limpopo Police.

A number of vehicles were recovered during the arrest in the bushes.

According to a statement issued by police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, the swift reaction by the police resulted in the arrest of the four suspects, aged between 26 and 53 years old, within an hour of the incident in Limpopo, Review Online reports.

Overturned vehicle.

Overturned vehicle.

This follows an incident where a group of armed suspects attacked two security vehicles, one transporting cash and the other an escort vehicle, each transporting five guards.

The security vehicles overturned and a shootout between the suspects and officers ensued where five guards sustained serious injuries.The suspects abandoned their vehicle at the scene and fled into the nearby bushes.

Another vehicle found.

Another vehicle found.

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Firearms, ammunition and vehicles were recovered during the arrest, which included two rifles with four magazines, two pistols and three VW Polo vehicles, bringing the total number of recovered vehicles to four, including the BMW sedan, which was abandoned at the first crime scene.

Vehicle recovered.

Vehicle recovered.

The suspects will appear before the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court soon, and police investigations still continue.

Suspects lying down.

Suspects lying down.

– Caxton News Service

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